Governor Greg Abbott faces questions about his response to the mass shooting in El Paso. But is he going far enough? He’s facing calls to bring lawmakers back to Austin for a special session in the aftermath of the El Paso shooting. We’ll hear his response from last night’s town hall in Tyler, broadcast statewide and go deeper on his proposed domestic terrorism task force. Also, the wildfire threat in Texas and concerns it’s getting worse. Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune and more today on the Texas Standard:
Through hail and high water, communities in Texas stand again because the weather is NOT gonna keep us down. Join me for a virtual tour. We’ll hit Refugio, Port Arthur, Austin and even Washington DC. Plus, the bombs that destroyed the facade of racial harmony: we’ll tell you more. And who exactly is Ronny Jackson? And can he manage a 200 billion dollar budget? Also oil, cattle-ranching, big hair and Cadillacs. Nothing better than a good soap opera! Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
As the search continues for an explanation, a motive, some reason, we turn to San Angelo to hear a survivor’s story. Plus what makes one mass shooting incident an act of terrorism and another seemingly similar incident not? And do such labels matter? We’ll explore what’s behind the debate. And a grapefruit grabbed off a tree by the side of a south Texas road: is that really stealing? Texas growers getting serious about citrus theft. And first Whole Foods sells to Amazon, now this? Why one of the biggest brands in the beverage biz is betting big on Mexican fizz. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
Are Facebook and Twitter innocent channels for communication, or participants who profit from terrorist propaganda and planning? We’ll explore. Plus, after last weekend’s attacks in London, the UK turns up the heat on social media platforms. We’ll look at the implications with a leading Texas scholar. Plus, how much of the legislature can you miss and still call your self a Texas legislator? What appears to be a test of that question, and the Texas Democrat at the center of the storm. It seems to be a no-brainer: a museum of Texas Music History. Yet plans for such a place fell flat at the capitol. Why? We’ll find out. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
What did he know and when did he know it? That’s so 1973. Today’s question: did president Trump attempt to obstruct justice? We’ll explore. Also: it’s been two years since the biker shootout in Waco, more than a hundred 70 arrested and charged, but not a single opening argument yet. What’s the explanation? We’ll take a look. And a laptop ban said to be in the works for travelers coming to the US from Europe. Does a laptop ban make sense? Also teen pregnancies hit a record low nationwide, but not here. Why Texas is bucking the trend. Also police chiefs claim there’s less crime in so-called sanctuary cities. But is that a fact? All those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
You protect them, you monitor what they’re exposed to, and then one day: Dad what is ISIS? How do you respond? We’ll explore. Also big fail for standardized tests in Texas, penalties nearing one and a half million dollars. So why are we sticking with the company behind them? Is there a better way? Also big changes this Friday for the women’s health program in Texas. We’ll have details. And many in Europe and beyond worry about GMO’s–genetically modified veggies and the like. How will they take to cloned Texas cattle? And the president’s claims about voter ID in modern democracies, is Texas *that out of step? All that and then some today on the Texas Standard:
In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy is joined in discussion with Jeremi Suri from the LBJ school of Public Affairs, Middle East Historian Yoav Di-Capua, and Stephennie Mulder, Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, to talk about the rhetoric, the iconography, the mythology, and the history around the development of Isis. Who are they? What do they want? And why should we care?